Will there be a time when traditional labels are out and interactive screens are in? Scientists at the University of Sheffield and tech company Novalia have collaborated on technology that could make packaging much more interactive in the near future.
Thinfilm and Constantia Flexibles have partnered to provide pressure-sensitive labels using Thinfilm’s NFC OpenSense technology to leading brands within the beverages industries.
Diversion has had a detrimental effect on many businesses across the United States, but has been an industry-wide problem for professional tanning and beauty salons for years. New Sunshine, of Indianapolis, has been fighting product diversion for more than 10 years and has combatted this problem by finding a way to “diversion proof” its premier collection of Designer Skin professional indoor tanning products.
Some companies are old; some are new; and some, such as Omaha, Neb.-based YORK Label, are both old and new. The "new" YORK Label was formed in early 2006 when management and a private-equity sponsor acquired York Tape & Label of York, Pa. and Industrial Label Corporation (ILC) of Omaha, Neb., says Mike Polcyn, chief financial officer.
Electronic packaging, or e-packaging, is a term turning up more and more frequently in the package-printing and converting industries. Although still in its early days, e-packaging represents a trend that promises to deliver a host of innovations in the months and years ahead. So what's it all about, and how will the trend affect companies engaged in developing and deploying packaging and packaging systems?
ORLANDO, Fla.—The 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) bar code was celebrated recently by GS1 US, the developer and administrator of the U.P.C. for more than 200,000 businesses in the United States. The organization marked the event with a giant U.P.C.-adorned birthday cake for more than 800 attendees at its annual U Connect Conference in Orlando.